Posts Tagged ‘bay 2 breakers’

Historic Bay to Breakers 100 Panhandle Street Party Rages On Into the Afternoon – Plus, the SFPD’s Real Policy on Alcohol

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Journalists Gerry Shih Jennifer Gollan reveal the street-level policy of the SFPD at the Bay to Breakers when encountering an non-registered partier with alcohol

“If they’re open containers we pour it out,” said an officer who declined to give his name. “If they’re closed we leave them alone. If they’re drunk we take them to the tank, if they fight we arrest them.”

This comports exactly with what I’ve seen. So that’s what you should keep in mind when you show up for the street party in 2012

Now, check it, the cops have already passed through and DPW is still cleaning up Fell Street, but, the party rages on past 1:00 PM:

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After the elite runners finish up at 7:40 AM, it’s an all-out street party for the 415, all day long.

Hurray!

San Francisco’s Response to ING Bay To Breakers Rules: No Eff-ING Way

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

So, here’s another go-around with the proposed “new improvements” to the ING Bay to Breakers. Today’s rally at City Hall attracted about 100 souls, plus a lot of speakers and media. But changes started coming a day or two ago when PR man Sam Singer, the “master of disaster,” started singing, thus ending the denial of the organizers of the historic footrace.

[UPDATE: Read a new Race Director Angela Fang interview from a (not-at-all) viscious, attack-dog journalist here. And see a branding critique here. And finally, just who is "K.H., Manager, Sales, Production, Communications, B2B"? S/he is feisty no? So we hear from K.H. that B2B is "privately owned." O rly, by whom? Is it the Anschutz Entertainment Group, aka AEG, which is owned by The Anschutz Corporation, which is owned by noted marathon-running billionaire, Bush Cheney "Pioneer," and "intelligent design" fan Philip Anschutz? That's not my final answer, but signs point to "yes." Is this the same Philip Anschutz who supported the anti-gay Prop 2 in Colorado back in the day?]

This fellow looked like he liked what he heard this morn. Many attendees were encouraged by the fact that the take-it-or-leave-it approach from last week doesn’t appear to be written in stone. Even San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom is “not against some kind of compromise.” Click to expand:

The sum of the crowd, a fair turnout, considering.

The United Hipsters of Benetton, representing the no-to-new-improvements side. You’d need an expanded Facial Hair Types chart to keep all the different grooming styles sorted out:

This graphic is somewhat damning of the organizers, some might feel. The ING people are saying the more people that register for the race, the more portable toilets we’ll get – but isn’t that a little backwards? Shouldn’t they put in a sufficient number, whatever that is, regardless? (Of course ING is just the primary sponsor and their contract with B2B runs out next year, but that’s what people call the organizers – the ING people.)

Freaky” attorney Alix Rosenthal and San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi would like to work things out:

Can’t we all get along? As of this afternoon, it looks like we can.

Should you start working on this year’s B2B float? It’s still too soon to say…